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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Archive for the 'Narrators' Category

Thu, April 3rd, 2014
Tim Federle on narrating his audiobook, with a shout-out to ALA’s Odyssey, Notable Children’s Recordings & Stonewall Awards
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I love video interviews with authors and narrators, and this one is doubly-good, as Broadway star author Tim Federle gives an insider’s looks at the his self-narrated audiobooks Better Nate Than Ever and sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!  The first title racked up three American Library Association recognitions – an Odyssey Honor, a place on the Notable Children’s Recordings […]

Mon, March 31st, 2014
Audiobooks in the News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of links for audiobook aficiandos. Great coverage on the changing world of audiobook production & publishing in Book Business magazine. Check out pages 20-25: Slate magazine continues its outstanding Audio Book Club with this enlightening print & podcast interview with author Bruce Holsinger and narrator Simon Vance: _simon_vance_and_author_bruce_holsinger_discuss_audio.html Vogue magazine highlights TV and […]

Sun, December 15th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part three
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This year’s best youth audiobooks, as selected as the American Library Association Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice list, with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as the top of the list. So many great audios, with a strong emphasis on teen titles, reflecting the explosion of interest in the YA & crossover market. My wishlist for 2014 would include many more releases […]

Sat, December 14th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part two
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice, the 13 best audiobooks for adults, with The Boys in the Boat as the best of the bunch. Sure-fire listens for audio connoisseurs and must-have titles for libraries. Congratulations to the publishers & narrators of these excellent titles! And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Khaled […]

Fri, November 22nd, 2013
Audiobooks in the News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Fantastic article in the New York Times: “Serious Listening” by John Schwartz. Sean Pratt, Oliver Wyman,  Jeannie Berlin, and Katherine Kellgren, Booklist “Voice of Choice” honoree, are the narrators mentioned in the article, which highlights the pleasures of delving into the joys of literary fiction via the  audiobook experience. Audiobook fans will all have their favorite story […]

Sat, November 9th, 2013
Audiobook heaven!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Amazing auction featuring your favorite audiobook narrators, including personalized recordings by four members of the “Hot Men of Audiobooks” club. Dream gifts for audio addicts or yourself  ;-) So do you have a voice that makes you swoon? A narrator whose name means you’ll listen to ANY title they read? Get yourself to the Audiobook Auction […]

Fri, November 8th, 2013
Audiobooks in the News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Two great articles featuring audiobooks & narrators Kirby Heyborne, Barbara Rosenblat, Tavia Gilbert & Robin Miles. The Deseret News gives a great overview of the current growth of the audiobook marketplace and the changing habits of readers who consume books via audio in “Audiobooks: A Rising Industry and a Multitasker’s Dream” by Trent Toon, which […]

Tue, October 22nd, 2013
Voicing a Cause
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook auction? Terrific items for audio fans – personalized recordings from narrator stars to autographed audios, a ticket to the Audies award to personal coaching from a master producer director. Can you imagine a more perfect holiday gift for an audiobook listener – or narrator wanna-be?? Be sure to make your bid in the online […]

Mon, October 7th, 2013
Sound of Star Wars
Posted by: Mary Burkey

How does Marc Thompson keep tons of Star Wars voices straight narrating a 700+ page book? Watch this video to see how. Every day is Star Wars Reads Day for Books on Tape, who reminds us sure to stop by the ALA Store to pick up the great audiobook promo items like the banner bookmark at […]

Sat, September 28th, 2013
Booklist “Voice of Choice” Graham in NYT Freebie
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Congratulations to Booklist “Voice of Choice” Dion Graham – for the 1st time the NY Times Magazine has a fiction piece, along with the complete audio online, on its cover: “We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better,” an adaptation from The Circle the new novel by Dave Eggers. I spoke with Dion […]

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